The Union Leader reports the Mount Washington Auto Road plans to open May 8. which is relatively early. In the past the Auto Road has been opened as late as July 4.
Auto Road employees snow pack is a little above previous years. They note that drifts at Cragway in past have reached 20 feet.
Nearly 225 inches of snow fell on Mount Washington as of the end of March. In the winter of 1969, more than 560 fell on the mountain.